The Squib is a 19 foot (6 metre) long One Design keelboat raced in all provinces of Ireland. First launched in 1967 in the UK more than 800 have since been built. The class is one of the five the most popular racing classes in the UK with National Championships regularly attracting over 100 boats. Significantly old and new boats are equally competitive if properly maintained.

The Irish fleets are largest in the Dublin Bay area, but fleets also race regularly in Kinsale and Glandore in Munster, Belfast Lough and the Coyle in Ulster and Clew Bay in Connacht. Squibs can be bought new for about 16,000 Euros competitive second hand boats can be bought from 4000 Euros. A regular regional regatta circuit and National Championship is run each year. The Squib weighs 685kg, is not too physical to sail, is robust, and can easily be trailed legally behind the average family car.

Kinsale Yacht Club’s fleet is active and races a full season. In January and February the season kicks off with the ASM Frostbite Series. Regular evening club racing starts in May and continues through to September on Thursdays and Sundays. The Kinsale Squib Fleet hosts the South Coast Championships every year. This three-day open meeting usually attracts 15-20 entries and is held over the May Bank Holiday weekend, attracting boats from all the major Squib racing fleets around the country.


Squib Class Officers 2015


Class Captain Denis Kieran 087 2457178  
Class Vice Captain Colm Dunne 086 2516101




Forum Rep Neil J. Prendeville 087 2837639



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